How Must I Apply for a Position in the South African Police
New positions and vacancies in the SAPS are advertised in the
media. If you are interested in joining the SAPS, look out for
these advertisements which are usually published in the
Appointments, Careers or Jobs sections of newspapers.
The job description in an advertisement shows how and where
you could be employed. It also shows the unit/section and
town/city where you could be stationed and what your duties
would be. Keep in mind that you must be prepared to serve
anywhere in the Republic of South Africa where your services are
needed if you are appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995.
A job advertisement also gives the following information:
- The requirements and key performance areas of the
- The procedure that should be followed to apply for the
- The address or fax number to which applications must be
- The closing date for applications
Advertised posts are filled in order to promote
representivity in the police service. Therefore, if there are
suitable applicants whose appointment will promote
representivity, those applicants will receive preference.
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